Peat Faerie Jr - Blended Batch 04The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The nose enticed with vanilla, pineapple and white chocolate, while a sweet dustiness reminded one panellist of chalk board dusters. We found a distinct maritime edge, smoked salted butter and old fashioned straw pressed cider. The peat smoke lead on the palate accompanied by salty peanut brittle, caramelised red apples and watermelon jelly. A splash of water brought toasted (borderline smoky) coconut, while soft minty notes gave way to lightly smoked white fish. The palate was slightly drying at first with a building sweet intensity. Flakes of sea salt were lightly sprinkled onto tropical fruit making for a sweet and savoury crescendo fitting of this regional marriage.
How about a cocktail?! The whisky highball is an easily-prepared cocktail that can be served all year round. The smoky, sweet and savoury notes of Peat Faerie Jr will mix with club soda or sparkling water seamlessly for a sophisticated and refreshing whisky-based concoction. Simply combine 2oz Peat Faerie Jr with 6oz club soda or sparkling water in a highball glass, fill with ice and top with a twist of lemon!
Peat Faerie was borne out of SMWS Spirit Manager Euan Campbell’s vision of a marriage between vanilla-driven first-fill Speyside casks and smoky, fruit-driven Islay casks. The result is a lightly peated malt blend that offers elegance and complexity. If you are a true peat lover or would simply be interested to try a smoky whisky for the first time, Peat Faerie Jr is waiting for you!